Admission at Hopkins

We think intellectual curiosity is the most powerful energy in the world.

At Hopkins, we’ve created a culture dedicated to perpetuating, fulfilling and celebrating intellectual curiosity. We believe that education should be a multi-faceted pursuit, where a diverse community of individuals bond together to inspire each other, challenge each other, explore, discover and achieve.

We think writers can be athletes, artists can be scientists, and mathematicians can be actors!

At Hopkins each student is encouraged and empowered to explore far and wide through academics, arts, social activities and service opportunities—layering on experiences that interconnect and augment each other and adding up to a more whole intelligence.

We think a vibrant community starts by embracing individuality.

At Hopkins, we believe an endless variety of unique viewpoints, traditions, beliefs, talents and styles are what make up a stimulating, healthy community. Each student is encouraged to truly be who they are, contributing to a culture of thought enriched by diverse individual perspectives and inspiring to all.

We think questions can be more exciting than answers...
We think a student’s grades are the least interesting thing about them...
We think the pursuit of knowledge can be more fulfilling than the outcome...
We think intellectual growth is a shared journey...

Bring your curiosity to Hopkins!

Explore our website and complete our online inquiry form. If you already know you want to join a group of motivated students who are intellectually curious, critical thinkers, explorers and innovators, jump right to the online application and start the process! The pages and links in this section are designed to help you navigate the application process, but we also welcome questions at or by calling (203) 397-1001 ext. 211.

More Information

Hopkins School is located at 986 Forest Road in the Westville section of New Haven, Connecticut. The Admission Office is located in Hopkins House near the Knollwood parking lot.

Hopkins encourages visits from prospective students and their families, as well as current families and other friends.

We host an annual Open House in October. This year it was Sunday, October 20, 2019. There are two sessions. One for students interested in grades 9-12 and one for students interested in grades 7 and 8.

If you are unable to attend Open House, we also host student-led Tour Days on specific Wednesday mornings: October 30, November 13 and December 11. Space for Tour Days is limited, so an RSVP is required. All Tour Days will begin at Hopkins House where there will be a short welcome at 8:45 am, followed by a student-led tour. 

The evening of Wednesday, December 11 we will host an Admission, Student Life and Financial Aid Information Session. There will be no tours available during this program, but it will be an opportunity to learn more about Hopkins if you were unable to attend Open House or a Tour Day. 

Finally, if you are not able to visit on any of those days, some interview times can be combined with a campus tour. We will contact you to arrange an interview after your application has been submitted, and at that time, you can request to schedule an interview combined with a tour.

Prospective students and families should not feel obligated to attend more than one of these events.

As a result of COVID-19, we are unable to bring visitors to campus for the foreseeable future. Information about virtual visit opportunities and ways to connect to Hopkins is coming soon. In the meantime, please fill out an inquiry to join our mailing list.

Getting to Hopkins

Forest Road Entrance: 986 Forest Road, New Haven, CT 06515 | Knollwood Entrance: 96 Knollwood Drive, New Haven, CT 06515